Over the last 10 years, More Humans has been slowly turning into one of the region’s best rock bands.The evidence is all over the group’s new album, Hot Cloud...The followup to 2011’s Demon Station, it’s as lyrically tricky and contemplative as More Humans has ever been, but musically, the album leaves open many doors...On Hot Cloud, satisfying melodies seep out of each song, with traces of Pinback, XTC and Teenage Fanclub throughout. (WAMU 88.5 FM Bandwidth)

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With Hot Cloud, it’s clear that More Humans spent much of the late ’90s and early aughts burning the nuances of alternative and indie rock into its consciousness. There’s a familiarity to Hot Cloud that doesn’t point directly back to one source; the melodies echo everything from Jawbox to Pinback to My Morning Jacket. Rather, the songs evoke the feeling of uncertainty and tension that remain latent in the actions and thoughts of young adults. (Washington City Paper)

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Demon Station...will surely convert those who mistakenly believe angular rhythms and petulant guitar work served up in fits and starts no longer carries the weight that our fickle public demands.  No, dear reader, this band plays for keeps, and if you’re ever lucky enough the see them live, you’ll know that these tunes will translate perfectly to the caustic arena of Pabst-pounding sweat and bloated bar tabs.(Pittsburgh Magazine)

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Demon Station’s five songs are an unexpected and ambitious departure. Elegant tracks like “Dracula” recall the Zombies with more aggressive and intricate percussion (and without the organ). The driving emo of “Mason-Dixon” is led by those gorgeous, almost aristocratic indie vocal arrangements that make you think of Rough Trade Records. “Icicles” big-ups the ‘70s radio rock you hear in snippets during infomercials about ballad compilations. More Humans’ influences and complementary pieces feel easy to cite, but their sparkplug songwriting prevails. (Washington City Paper)

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There are plenty of pop moments on "Demon Station," an invigorating five-song EP by locals More Humans. Many come when members of the trio combine for sparkling vocal harmonies. But instead of hearing the usual "ooh oohs" or "yeah yeahs," you'll get a phrase such as "Welcome to the Childhood Home of Andy Warhol and Dan Marino." And that's not just a lyric - it's a chorus. That balancing act defines "Demon Station," which presents a band that plays rock music with a sense of purpose and precision. Songs are jolting one moment and pretty the next, filled with twists and turns that add and release tension but never become a distraction...Even though it's only 14 minutes, the EP is packed with enough personality that you feel as if you really get to know More Humans and you quickly want to know them even better. (Washington Post)

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That More Humans writes chugging riffs and sometimes sings in twangy close harmony is a sure sign it’s playing with a certain strain of road-warrior rock, but CCR 8.0 this is not; there are weird countermelodies, backward-sounding beats, and humorous lyrics about creepy situations. In one song, Pittsburgh is “the childhood home of Andy Warhol and Dan Marino.” In another, there’s something in Dracula’s blood. In “Mason-Dixon,” the band packs up a vehicle to cross that imaginary barrier between North and South, but encounters with familiar ghosts prove boring. It’s not worn-down—this isn’t “Turn the Page”—but just bored, and soon enough the band is on to its next eccentric, observational riff. (Washington City Paper)

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The trio...has an immediacy to them, whether by virtue of their stunning vocal harmonies or guitars that can crunch as well as they can quietly soar.(DCist)

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Massive pop hooks, harmonies as odd as vintage XTC, whisper-to-scream dynamics, crushing guitars, and...haunting vocals. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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Their anthem "Welcome to the Childhood Home of Andy Warhol and Dan Marino" kills, in a kinda Big Star way. (Pittsburgh City Paper)

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It's really fucking great when a band isn't afraid to be ridiculous and ambitious.  It sure beats the alternative. (Splendid)